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Case Report A Case of Intramuscular Lipoma in the Malar Area.
Jung Soo Hong, Dae Hoon Lee, Jung Hyun Seul, Won Hee Choi
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 1990;7(1):181-185
Published online: June 30, 1990
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Lipomas are common soft tissue that are usually located in the subcutaneous tissue. And intramuscular lipomas commonly arise in the upper and lower extremities, where they usually involve the large muscles. Intramuscular lipoma, also referred to as an infiltrating lipoma, is an unusual benign slow growing tumor composed of mature fat cell interdigitating with skeletal muscle. However, intramuscular lipomas are exceedingly rare in the face. We have been experienced a case intramuscular lipoma that located in the malar area. Because of the rarity of these tumors and their propensity to recur without adequate surgery, the case report is presented here. Achievement of surgical margin is essential as the recurrent rate may be as high as 15% to 62.5% without complete excision.

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